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July 7, 1925.
Q. B. HENDERSON SANITARY SANDAL Filed June 7, 1923 Inventor. i LW 2' Patented July 1'. 1925.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
Application filed June 7,
To aZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, QUARTUs B. HENDER- soN, a subject of the King of Great Britain, and resident of the city of Toronto, county of York, Province of Ontario, in the Dominion of Canada, have inventedcertain new and useful Improvements in a Sanitary Sandal, as described in the following specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, that form part of the same.
The principal objects of this invention are to devise a sandal particularly adapted for use in connection with baths or gymnasiums where it is desirable to protect the feet from being soiled while passing from the bath or the dressing room, and which will fit snugly to the foot and will be easy to walk in.
A still further object is to devise a form of sandal which will readily adapt itself to and. still fit different sizes of feet.
j The principal feature of the invention consists in forming the sandal with a tapering toe pocket portion and a free sole portion of a material having a marked degree of elasticity permitting expansion to accommodate the foot.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved sandal as worn upon the foot.
Figure 2 is a plan view of the sandal.
Figure 3 is an enlarged cross section through Figure 1 on the line 3-3.
Figure 4 1s a cross section through Figure 2 on the line 44.
The preferable, form of sandal is herein shown as being formed with a sole portion 1 formed with lateral extensions 2 which are folded inwardly and secured in a longitudinal seam 3 to form a tapering pocket to receive the foot. The sole portion is extended past the portions 2 in the'form of a tab or lug 4, which is folded back over the tapered toe pocket to close the toe end thereof.
The form of the sandal may be altered to a considerable extent but the principal element is in the use of an elastic material which will allow the tapered toe pocketto expand laterally when the foot is inserted thereinto.
1923. Serial No. 648,924.
The preferred material with which to accomphsh the desired result is a tough, crepe paper andthe blank for the sandal is cut with the crinkled corrugations of the paper running longitudinally, that is, lengthwise of the sandal. The crinkled form .of the paper provides a flexibility which is extremely desirable, in fact it is this feature whiizh makes the sandal of value and practica Naturally the sandals are not made in numerous sizes but because of the flexibility of the paper stock from which they are made, together with the tapering shape of the toe pocket, different sizes of feet will fit into the pocket and find comfortable accommodation because the tapering sides conform to the general shape of the foot while the elastic material, spreads around the minor shapes such as the toe joints, thus holding the sandal snugly to the foot without undue pressure. Further, the elasticity enables the :wearer to bend the foot without a binding effect which would occur with the use of a non-elastic fabric.
' Another important feature in connection with the use of the heavy crepe paper is that the under part of the sole is rough and gives the wearer a good gripping contact with a slippery floor. paper structure only touches the floor surface Further, the crinkled in spots, consequently the paper will not become wet in such a, manner as to break. The
crinkled 'paper also presents a yery attractive appearance which, though a minor feature, is nevertheless existent.
What I claim as my invention is 1. A sanitary sandal having a sole portion and a tapering toe pocket, both formed of inelastic material creased longitudinally to impart uniform lateral elasticity.
2. A sanitary sandal formed of a single sheet of crepe paper stock having the corruations running lengthwise, said sheet bemg shaped with side fia s at the forward end turned inwardly an secured together in a longitudinal seam and forming a toe ocket, said toe pocket being capable of lateral expansion to accommodate t e shape of the foot.
QUARTUS B. HENDERSON.